Decentralised systems are an increasing part of the Australian landscape as they are considered to be environmentally sustainable due to their predisposition to low-cost water recycling. Being larger than a single house but smaller than a town can lead to treatment difficulties due to the diverse quality of the inflow wastewater, its volume, and patterns of its generation. The increasing cost of headwork charges and the connections to centralised sewer systems make decentralised treatment options financially attractive.
Specialised technologies are essential to the treatment chain of decentralised wastewater treatment solutions. The Arris Zetos filter for sewage treatment plants is such a specialised technology which can significantly assist in the remediation of contaminants of concern in the treatment chain, while significantly reducing the expected capital, operating and capital cost of the treatment solution. Arris uses a combination of robust and reliable technologies from a wide range of suppliers to construct its treatment chains. Arris’ practical experience in the long-term operation and maintenance of treatment chains in regional and remote locations has shown there is no substitution for quality and reliability.
Arris can critically analyze low-input treatment technologies for small, mid-size treatment plants as well as decentralized and onsite systems. “Low-input” is a term which describes a combination of low-energy, low-cost, and/or low-maintenance technologies over a technology’s life cycle. We can identify, research, and/or develop low- and zero-energy water and wastewater treatment systems and expanded recovery of beneficial treatment by-products and validate technologies for continuous monitoring and control or provide other innovative monitoring strategies to ensure reliability and adequate performance across reuse treatment trains.
One of our historical major projects is the Woodford Folk Festival which has an average daily attendance of approximately 25,000 people; resulting in 130,000 people over the course of a typical festival. Arris designed, constructed and operates the wastewater treatment plant and water recycling scheme that successfully handles the highly variable water flows such a festival generates.
We also upgraded the potable water system, the sewer system and the stormwater infrastructure at the site.
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